Practical Solution of the Flexibility to Stiffness Transformation Problem With a Mathematical Assistant for the Personal Computer

by Thomas A. Lenox, (M.ASCE), Colonel; United State Military Acad, West Point, United States,
Ronald W. Welch, Major; United State Military Acad, West Point, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering

Abstract:

This paper will show how a relatively complicated structural mechanics problem can be solved easily with a symbolic manipulation program. Specifically, the authors will demonstrate how program DERIVE can be used to determine the symbolic stiffness matrix for a non-prismatic frame element.



Subject Headings: Stiffening | Computer software | Structural analysis | Structural mechanics | Frames | Computers | Matrix (mathematics)

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